Respect Life Program USCCB

Spiritual work of mercy – During the month of October, please join in our prayer.

“Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.”

 Corporal works of mercy—October 2 – What To Do When a Friend is Considering Abortion

One who is considering abortion needs to know you care about her for her own sake and she is not

alone. Take The L.O.V.E. Approach – Listen and Learn– find out what her perspective is. Open Options – provide facts in a loving and caring manner. Vision and Value– let her know she is valued and encourage her. Extend and Empower-provide practical support.

Learn more about The LOVE Approach at Heartbeat International at

Support the ACCESS Pregnancy Baby Shower at